AAC Capital UK Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

AAC Capital UK’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (14%) and building materials (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (41%). In total, AAC Capital UK has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2003 when it acquired Global Garden Products Italy for $541M.

In the last 3 years, AAC Capital UK has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (58%). AAC Capital UK’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Global Garden Products Italy for $823M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 7

AAC Capital UK LLP

Henry Wood House, 2 Riding House Street,
London, W1W 7FA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 3574 4075
www.aaccapitaluk.com

AAC Capital UK is a mid-market Private equity buyout firm focuses on the niche companies in the Industrial, Business Services and Consumer sectors. AAC Capital UK formerly known as the UK team of ABN AMRO Capital. The firm looks to invest in profitable, cash-generative companies whose principal operations are in the UK. AAC Capital UK LLP is a private equity arm of AAC Capital partners. AAC Capital UK was formed in 2011 and is based in UK.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 150
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 22 - - - - - 22
vol $1.9B $1.9B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 16 - 5 - - - 21
vol $3.0B $203M $3.2B
  43

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
STRIX Group Plc 2017-08-08 - IPO
Ronaldsway, United Kingdom · www.strix.com
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd. 2017-06-15 135M USD Secondary Buyout
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.dunlopaircrafttyres.com
James Dewhurst Ltd. 2017-05-23 68M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Altham, United Kingdom · www.jamesdewhurst.com
Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 2017-01-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Brentwood, United Kingdom · www.martindalepharma.co.uk
NSL Services Group Ltd. 2017-01-10 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.nsl.co.uk
Celotex Group Ltd. 2012-08-31 71M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Hadleigh, United Kingdom · www.celotex.co.uk
Amtico International Ltd. 2012-03-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Coventry, United Kingdom · www.amtico.com
Volution Group plc 2012-01-19 251M GBP Secondary Buyout
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.volutiongroupplc.com
Ocean Media Group Ltd. 2012-01-19 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.oceanmedia.co.uk
NSL Services Group Ltd. 2010-09-21 185M GBP Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.nsl.co.uk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 1 (100%) - 3 (14%) 111M (6%)
Retail - - 2 (9%) 302M (16%)
Publishing - - 2 (9%) 161M (8%)
Building Materials - - 2 (9%) 151M (8%)
Machinery - - 1 (5%) 541M (28%)
Business Services - - 1 (5%) 185M (10%)
Life Science - - 1 (5%) 154M (8%)
Chemicals - - 1 (5%) 115M (6%)
Leisure - - 1 (5%) 71M (4%)
Restaurants - - 1 (5%) 34M (2%)
Defense - - 1 (5%) 32M (2%)
Media - - 1 (5%) 31M (2%)
Distribution - - 1 (5%) 14M (1%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (5%) -
Automotive - - 1 (5%) -
Electronics - - 1 (5%) -
Transportation - - 1 (5%) -
Total 1 - 22 $1.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom - - 19 (86%) 1.3B (67%)
Finland 1 (100%) - 1 (5%) -
Italy - - 1 (5%) 541M (29%)
Australia - - 1 (5%) 76M (4%)
Domestic - - 19 (86%) 1.3B (67%)
Cross-border 1 (100%) - 3 (14%) 617M (33%)
Total 1 - 22 $1.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 11 (50%) 315M (17%)
Secondary Buyout - - 9 (41%) 1.4B (75%)
Divestiture - - 1 (5%) 154M (8%)
Growth Capital 1 (100%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 1 - 22 $1.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 7 (33%) 450M (14%)
Secondary Sale 6 (29%) 2.1B (65%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (29%) 677M (21%)
IPO 2 (10%) -
Total 21 $3.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Daiwa Corporate Advisory Ltd. (DC Advisory)
2
UBS Investment Bank
1
Cavendish Corporate Finance LLP
1
Legal Deals
CMS Legal Services EEIG
2
Nabarro LLP
1
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $1.5B
< $100M 9 $426M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Global Garden Products Italy S.p.A
$541M (2003-12-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $2.7B
< $100M 7 $473M
TOTAL $3.2B
Largest Global Garden Products Italy S.p.A
$823M (2007-10-11)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
90%
9 90%
Strategic(s)
10%
1 10%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
37%
7 37%
Strategic(s)
63%
12 63%

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